Thursday, May 26, 2011


The Lava Bore Blunderbuss.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Crazy.  It seems like a April Fools day item, but that was a while ago...  It seem that I'll need to listen to the Hunting Party Podcast before I figure out what it is.

Friday, May 6, 2011

All my characters

Kheldul is deciding if he should burn some Conquest for a new PvP head and shoulders or if he should get the gun.  Because of the damn Conquest weekly caps he has to wait a week to do the deed either way.  Contrast that with the possibility of getting the ZA shoulders and helm and it's a bit of a wait-and-see situation.  That said, he PvPs enough that there wouldn't be a bad choice.

Khelark has taken a back seat as far as doing heroics.  She healed ZA once and finished, but the quality of PuGs has really really declined since 4.1.  She's in full 346 and will pick up two T11 when she has enough for two at once.  The drop in spirit with just taking one is a bit scary.  She is primarily making mountains of gold coins from jewelcrafting.  She just tipped over 100k.

Khelduwath is my DK tank.  I had a lot of fun leveling him just in dungeons.  He got up to 333 and just got sick of the PuG quality and didn't want to subject his low health pool on heroics.  That said of course he could do that and get it fixed pretty quick through upgrades.  But it's sad to inflict that on people IMHO.

Khel is my little leveler warrior.  He's tricked out in tank BoAs and has a second set of dps BoAs.  It's sometimes fun to level ... but it happens a bit too fast.

Okay.. that's not all my characters, but it's all I feel about mentioning at the moment.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thoughts on T12 Set Bonuses

Here are the data-mined set bonuses for the tier gear coming in 4.2:

  • Hunter 2 Pieces - Your Steady Shot and Cobra Shot have a 10% chance to trigger a Flaming Arrow, dealing TBD% instant weapon damage as Fire.
  • Hunter 4 Pieces - You have a 10% chance from your autoshots to make your next shot cost no focus.
  • Flaming Arrow.  Why the continued rifle hate Blizz?  Why not call it a Flaming Shot?  IMHO, it should look like some sort of tracer round for guns.
  • The four piece bonus certainly looks to benefit Marksman for two reasons.
    1. Steady shots => 15% haste.   This is the common MM rotation.  Steady shots are not part of any other tree's rotation.  15% more auto shots == 15% more shots available for no focus.
    2. MM is gated by focus more than BM and much more SV.  SV's big shots are gated by cooldowns.  MM can always pull out a "manual cast" aimed shot.  That shot is almost always worth doing if it makes sense from a focus stand-point.  Would you rather get a free Kill Command as SV or get a free Aimed Shot as MM?